Hot, Dry Week Forecast as Fire Danger Rises. Cooler Next Week.

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Hot weather inland is the order of the week across Northern California as high pressure pushes into the area from the Southwest.  Meantime, the coast will stay much cooler, while fire danger rises inland.

You can see low clouds and fog hugging the coast in this Monday morning image.

For the coming week, heat will gradually build inland with highs in the Central Valley reaching 110 degrees in the upper Sacramento Valley.  Some coastal valleys may also reach the century mark.

Heat advisories have been issued for interior Norcal.

Due to the continued weak onshore flow and cool marine layer, areas closest to the coast including most of the North Bay are not included in the heat advisory. However, some of the warmest inland valleys may reach near to or just over 100 degrees over the next week.

Cal Fire expects the biggest fire danger to be inland, where temperatures up to 110 degrees will continue to dry out larger fuels like shrubs and trees, leading to increasing concerns over fire starts. The good news is that no major wind events are forecast for the next week at least.

For the North Bay, temperatures will be hot, but due to the marine influence, cool air will reach most valleys and humidity recovery overnight should be good.

Wednesday and Thursday should be the hottest days, with highs in the mid to upper 90s away from the coast.

The Climate Forecast System has released outlooks for the next several weeks, and they show this week to be much above normal for interior Northern California.

But, at least at this point, there is also good news.

The CFS forecast for week 2 (which includes the 4th of July holiday) shows things cooling off across Northern California.

 

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